After that last posting —
Our Nettie Girl had Carpal Tunnel Surgery on Wednesday Morning. In the evening, I took Youngest Daughter to Drivers’ Ed and shopped for some things for the Pollard/Miller wedding. Delivered it to someone who took it to somewhere and someone picked it up there, and took it to Pennsylvania. So it would be there before the last minute for the wedding. What a blessing the people of God are!
Wednesday evening, while shopping, we got word that our friends, Marty and Dianne Wenger were coming for the night on Thursday evening. They hoped to see some people from church. There was a church cleaning planned for Thursday night, but we decided to have a simple supper and invite some people who knew their family for supper. After which, Certain Man, Youngest Daughter and maybe Middle Daughter would go forth to the cleaning at the church basement.
Thursday Morning was usual Bible Study. The children behaved very well. The babysitters did a splendid job. The Ladies participated and contributed and the time was sweet. And when they left, Certain Man’s Wife galvanized into action to make the supper.
Marty and Diane and six of their seven children (+ the dog) arrived before one o’clock, and it was so good to see their faces, to hug Diane, to talk of our journeys since we saw eachother, and catch up. Diane peeled the apples for apple dumplings, we finished up the soup, and along about 5:30, Gokum and her husband and GrammaDottie and her husband showed up, and we had a simple supper of Chicken Corn Noodle Soup, Cottage Cheese Salad, Sweet Muffins, and Apple Dumplings. After supper, Gokum and her husband, Certain Man and Youngest Daughter left for church, and shortly thereafter, Middle Daughter was called upon to take something to Church that was needed there. “Can I take the van?” She queried. I thought about that and decided there was no reason why not. Ah, Woe is me. She left for church, and our company hung around for a while. About 8:30, after everyone had gone and Diane and I were cleaning up, it suddenly dawned on my fur brain that I needed Nettie’s meds before bedtime. (This is why I use Happy Harry’s who stay open on weeknights until 9:00– I often forget until late that I need something!). But then I didn’t have a vehicle. Except for the car that Middle Daughter drives which belongs to Youngest Brother and has a bad reputation for letting poor uninformed women quite stranded. If there were time, there would be a CMW story concerning the adventure to the drugstore in said car. For pity sakes, and oh, dear me! What a trip! But I finally got home again, in one piece but considerable more worn down than I had been when I left.
Some Scenes from Friday Morning
Friday morning, we made breakfast for our company, and at 9:40 we got them off, and then soon after 9:45, Certain Man and I went to pick up my Sweet Mama for a trip to Baltimore for a six month check-up with her thoracic surgeon. We had some adventures finding the hospital since he is practicing out of a different hospital, but we finally found the place, and saw the doctor (and everything is great!) then came home again, flew to Georgetown to pick up Middle Daughter’s (finally!) repaired car. We needed to get tags and registration (inspection was already done) so we picked up the papers, flew to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles — and got turned down at 4:24 because of a technicality. (Certain Man was not happy!) Came home again, and left shortly afterwards to go to Youngest Sister’s house for supper.
What a great evening! Middle Brother and his sweet wife, Rose,
their son, Mike, his pretty, pregnant wife, Heather, their two splendid children, Lauren and Jadon,
with my Sweet Mama, sat around the table with Alma, Jerrel and Gabriel and had the best supper I’ve had in a long time.
and sped to Greenwood where we picked up
and we saw so many friends,
visited with people we hadn’t seen in a long time, and witnessed a beautiful wedding. We had good food, and good fellowship and good admonition. When the afternoon was well spent, we piled back into the car, made a quick side trip to Good’s Store which we found closed, then headed for home. We pulled into the driveway at Shady Acres at about 8:30 to smell brown sugar cookies baking, and a house that was quiet and orderly. Middle Daughter had kept the home fires going, and it was warm and inviting.
So that is why there has been very little updating going on around this house in the last few days. This morning I had pretty much determined to take a fast from the computer. It still doesn’t sound like a bad idea. –but I wanted to post some of these pictures, and I wanted to tell you about this incredibly interesting and most demanding week — I also wanted to tell you of the blessings of our Heavenly Father.
Good News from Baltimore about Mama’s Health
Successful Surgery for Nettie
A basement at Church that is basically finished
Good friends who came to share supper with us and our visiting friends
Good fellowship, great times catching up with Marty and Diane
A way for Wedding things to get to PA without any last minute scramble
A new Home established where the Name of Jesus will be lifted up
And last, but not least, Certain Man — who took off work on Friday to drive us to Baltimore and back again, and drove every mile to Lancaster and back today. I’m thankful for his good driving, and for the protection of the Lord over us.